turretless

turretless

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Joined on Feb 25, 2012

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Reactive: I've never had a Facebook account, so laugh every time one of these horror stories appears. I simply can't see the point of telling the whole world every time I go for a dump, or 'sharing' a false impression of my wonderful happy life and my overwhelming social standing. If you're stupid enough to give away all your personal details and photos on Facebook, stop whining when it gets used elsewhere.

Exactly! People inclined to social voyeurism don't understand that they're willingly participating in implementation of a wet dream for all kinds of Big Brothers. On the other hand they might even not recognize the reference. Ignorance is bliss :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:12 UTC

Facewhat?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:54 UTC as 16th comment
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Freestyler: Why not support Adobes open .DNG standard as well?

The same reason Apple doesn't support Flash?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 23:03 UTC

The funniest part of the video is the advertisement of Bank of Montreal popped up as the conclusion: "Confidence comes with a plan"
I know, I know, the things are different for other regions, but I found it hilarious :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 13:28 UTC as 75th comment
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turretless: Hmmm.... Interesting... I've been using 5D3 with 70-300 f/4-5.6L sitting on Kenko Teleplus Pro C-AF 1.4 for several months. And I haven't noticed any problem with auto focus, though the maximum aperture of the combination is f/8 at 300 (i.e. 420) mm. Am I missing something?

@pacc,
I.e. they will wait for half a year to release an update, which just removes an artificial limitation in software preventing auto focusing with native f/8 glass? How generous of them! :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 13:23 UTC

Hmmm.... Interesting... I've been using 5D3 with 70-300 f/4-5.6L sitting on Kenko Teleplus Pro C-AF 1.4 for several months. And I haven't noticed any problem with auto focus, though the maximum aperture of the combination is f/8 at 300 (i.e. 420) mm. Am I missing something?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 22:12 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Sun Hong Lim of Samsung article (100 comments in total)
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turretless: <quote>
If you use a smartphone, could you go back to an older feature phone? Once you experience the future you cannot go back to the past.
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Strange. I could. Bought a Galaxy, played a couple of months with Internet connectivity, found it completely useless and too expensive, then canceled the data plan and have been using it as a simple phone for two years since. I would've fallen back on my Motorola, but I changed the provider...

Anyway. It seems like trying to create microscope-hammer hybrids is a new fad. Goes nicely with facebook/G+/LinkedIn shtuff. I don't understand it. Maybe I'm too old for this brave new world.

@Cane
I like the attitude :) Though it's all relative. If I honestly think that iPhone is crap, doesn't mean it's crap for everybody. As falling paints of a teen might be very nice looking garment for him, but it's still crap for my uneducated self. Who is right? Nobody and everybody, just a matter of a personal perception ;)
And regarding target markets, I beg to differ. Many of us, old farts, are spending quite a few bucks on quite expensive photo equipment while sitting in line in front of the last door. It is called a "market niche". And I'm not sure this niche is much smaller than the whole gadgetry brouhaha.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 16:23 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Sun Hong Lim of Samsung article (100 comments in total)

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If you use a smartphone, could you go back to an older feature phone? Once you experience the future you cannot go back to the past.
</quote>
Strange. I could. Bought a Galaxy, played a couple of months with Internet connectivity, found it completely useless and too expensive, then canceled the data plan and have been using it as a simple phone for two years since. I would've fallen back on my Motorola, but I changed the provider...

Anyway. It seems like trying to create microscope-hammer hybrids is a new fad. Goes nicely with facebook/G+/LinkedIn shtuff. I don't understand it. Maybe I'm too old for this brave new world.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 12:42 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Woodworking challenge (10 comments in total)

Oh, man! What a sore spot! :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 15:10 UTC as 6th comment
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FTW: Imagine all camera makers would find a way to one single common M mount, what a wonderful world of lenses we would live in. So, no need to say that the EOS M looks like a NEX-5 with some less features. It probably makes same good picture as the NEX. It is a better IQ tourist camera. Just ask myself why this "pocketables" like this one too, are made with that bulky lenses. They should be sold with pancakes as a standard kit lens, that makes sense, not this bulky thing like Sony has it also. And then, why pancakes in 20 or 22 mm. An alround tourist pancake needs between 12 and 16mm.

@IEBA1,
You're taking thoughts from my mind, but you're formulating them much more eloquently :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 14:34 UTC
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t ait: Great that they copied the big sensor and the compatibility to their "standard" lenses from Sony. But they are making a big mistake by positioning this camera as a "beginner's" device. They should not be trying to protect their budget DSLRs, but should replace them with much compacter cameras. No enthusiast photographer buys big cameras anymore, they simply make no sense anymore...

@FTW
To each his own. When I have space and inclination I carry around 5D3 with a few lenses. If I'm confined with the space I carry compact bag with the same body and two lenses. When I really need to go light I have 5D3 + 50mm prime in thinktank holster. It weights nothing really. And if I don't want/can't have a camera bag for some reason I drop RX100 into my pocket. It called versatility ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 14:19 UTC
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t ait: Great that they copied the big sensor and the compatibility to their "standard" lenses from Sony. But they are making a big mistake by positioning this camera as a "beginner's" device. They should not be trying to protect their budget DSLRs, but should replace them with much compacter cameras. No enthusiast photographer buys big cameras anymore, they simply make no sense anymore...

"No enthusiast photographer buys big cameras anymore, they simply make no sense anymore..."
Eh? Seriously? :D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:49 UTC
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Kwick1: Lame, lame, lame. They decided on the "small body with huge lenses" approach like NEX. Total fail. They're so afraid of losing their DSLR base that they couldn't do something truly innovative. And then to launch with the dumbed-down entry-level version first - another fail.

Imagine if they had launched a truly pocketable system that used an APS-C sensor and tiny, jewel-like lenses (think affordable Leica), what a stir that would have caused? Or how many bodies they would have sold if they had joined m 4/3?

Total fail, Canon.

T3, you still have to carry a bag. For me it doesn't make any difference, what size of bag is on my shoulder. The bag is a bag is a bag.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:35 UTC

It's a really strange animal. No tilt/swivel screen, no focus peeking to compete with Sony Nex-Xs. Adapter to use EF lenses? How much space would you save caring around this instead of an entry-level DSLR? Where is the market?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:28 UTC as 371st comment
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wootpile: Excellen first entry into the mirroless market by Canon. Smart positioning - provides a second body for current lens owners, provides a stylish (matching leather cases) colorful and easy to use small camera for new shooters. And - it is competitively priced. Under 1000 at launch for 22 + adapter.. more like 800 once the hullaboo settles.
Someone wrote in the m43 forum a post on why Canon will take over the M market . I totally agree. Canon is offering a excellent sensor and compatibility with their lens line. Shame on Nikon (I am a Nikon owner) for choosing the 1 inch path which can only go so far and offers ridiculous bokeh.

Yeah, I'm just looking forward to use my 70-300L with this body :D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:12 UTC
On Shadows and Silhouettes in Nature challenge (6 comments in total)

Strangely enough though the challenge title says: "Shadows and Silhouettes in Nature", there are many entries depicting people and man-made structures. Go figure :/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 15:14 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On The Dividing Line in the Play it again NOT top 10 challenge (2 comments in total)
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LeeStar: Very peaceful scene. Congrats on 3rd!

Thanx :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 03:59 UTC
On Green challenge (3 comments in total)

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Whatever enhancements made, the dominant red colour at least should be natural.
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Dominant red color, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 03:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

Bang for a buck?
$2500 - "where to sign?"
$3000 - "I have to think about it really hard"
$3500 - "Forget about it!"

Of course it's an amateurish point of view, but I will wait for Mk III bodies to be readily available for purchase on popular websites and see how Mk II price will hold. Even now Mk II looks pretty much appealing for $1300 less, and it theoretically still should go down unless the old stock disappears.

But the bottom line for me - if I weren't invested so heavily in Canon, I would go for D800.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 16:36 UTC as 58th comment
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)

Oh, please! Stop bashing DPreview! This accusations of the site being biased towards Nikon are just plain ridiculous. It's a great and very nicely done review of an outstanding camera. Folks in Nikon's R&D did a great job and everyone benefits out of it. People using Nikon's cameras are getting a great upgrade and people heavily invested in Canon, like myself will see results as a downwards price pressure on 5D Mk III, for example.

So thank you, Nikon for D800 and thank you, DPReview for the... well... review :)

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 16:16 UTC as 76th comment
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